Friday, June 11, 2010

A nice, short vacation comes to an end.

Gator Wife and I got home Thursday night from a week-long vacation in Pennsylvania.  It was so great to just get away for a few days.  This was the first vacation we've taken in two years, and we enjoyed every minute of it.

The highlight of our trip was Tuesday when we attended the performance of "Joseph" at the Sight and Sound Millenium Theater just outside Lancaster in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  That theater and the productions there have been an annual destination spot for several years, except last year was a repeat of a previous play so we stayed home.

It is a Christian theater and so all it's productions are Bible stories.  If my memory is still somewhat sound, all the productions we've seen are from the Old Testament which makes them suitable and enjoyable for more than just Christians.  As a side note, one of it's more popular productions was the story of Noah and the Ark.  That one is currently being presented at the Sight and Sound Theater in Branson, Missouri.

It is a giant theater with staging on three sides of the main seating, and with a ceiling more than 40 feet above which allows for huge towers, or mountains, or ship's masts, or flying angels, or a whole host of possibilities.  All, of course, are not in every production, but all the space is fully utilized with each musical production.

If you ever plan a trip to the PA Dutch Country, you really should include the Sight and Sound Millenium Theater or its sister theater, the Living Waters Theater which has productions just as spectacular.  You won't be disappointed.  We certainly weren't when we saw "Joseph."

Just a warning, though.  Even though the productions go from March to November, you will need reservations.  Their online reservations system, included at the link above, is perhaps the best one I've ever used. 

It's a long ride from here to Lancaster and, surprisingly enough, just as long coming home.  I think we both agree it has reached the upper limits of what our old bodies can take. 

And now another weekend is upon us.  Gator Daughter did us a great favor and came over during the week and took care of both mowing and fertilizing our lawn so those tasks don't face me this weekend.  The gardens, however, haven't been tended so I'd guess GW and GD will spend some weather permitting time on the outside.

I hope you have a super weekend.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad that you are home safe and sound. It reads as though you had a much deserved rest, and a very enjoyable vacation.
Bet GD had a good time too, but is glad to be back with her family.